The World Tonight - 19/08/2013
Greenwald, UN Baghdad bomb anniversary, political soundbites and Kurdistan. In-depth reporting and analysis from a global perspective with Ritula Shah.
The US government has said British officials gave it a 'heads up' about the detention of the partner of a journalist who published information from US whistleblower Edward Snowden. Ten years ago today the UN's headquarters in Baghdad, housed in the Canal Hotel, was bombed. 22 people died, mainly aid workers and among them, the UN's chief of mission Sergio Vieira de Mello. Over the past few days, almost 30,000 Syrian refugees have crossed a metal pontoon bridge over the Tigris and into Iraqi Kurdistan, according to the UN. Plus, the art of the political soundbite. With Ritula Shah.
- Broadcast on BBC Radio 4, 10:00PM Mon, 19 Aug 2013
- Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
- First broadcast BBC Radio 4, 10:00PM Mon, 19 Aug 2013
- Duration 45 minutes